Reducing Fatigue on the Fireline

Thu, 3/1: 9:15 AM  - 10:15 AM 
WFP 305  
Meeting 
Room: Tuscany 12 

Presentation


Abstract

Firefighter fatigue is a real issue on the fireline and research to help overcome or at least lesson has been ongoing. Come learn about some of the latest research where glutamine was ingested before and after two consecutive days of firefighting exercises in a heated chamber. Thermal stress and fatigue were measured, along with blood antioxidants. Glutamine ingestion before firefighting simulations reduced fatigue between bouts. Glutamine may support recovery during repeated work bouts leading to improved work performance and safety.

Presenter(s)

Micah Zuhl, University of New Mexico, Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences
Terence Moriarty, University of New Mexico, Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences

Category

Wildland Fire Policy & Tools